Scottsdale Restaurant Building "Desert Domes" For Safe Outdoor Dining

By Ginny Reese

February 1, 2021

COVID-19 Restaurant Igloo

One restaurant in the Valley is offering a new option for safe outdoor seating during the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic.

The eatery, called Culinary Dropout, is building "Desert Domes" outside of the Scottsdale Quarter location that offers guests a new way to feel safe while eating out and supporting businesses.

Ryan Justesen, the manager of Culinary Dropout at the Scottsdale Quarter, told Fox 10 Phoenix that the calls for reservations have been constant. "I think it's the first in Arizona we've seen these, so I think people are excited," Justesen said.

So far, four of the geodesic domes have been set up. Each dome can fit two to six people at a time, and are separated from other guests. There are also outdoor heaters to ensure the comfort of the guests.

Because the pandemic has forced people to stay home, the manager explained that individuals are seeking options to break up the monotony.

Justesen stated, "I think people are hungry to have experiences right now. We've been hunkered up at home, not really able to do a lot, so you're able to get out and have a new experience- and also, it feels safe. It feels good to go outside in your own private space and go out with people that you love."

The domes are available to reserve until the end of March, but reservations are going quickly. Visit the restaurant's website to make a reservation.

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